Avian higher-level phylogeny: well-supported clades and what we can learn from a phylogenetic analysis of 2954 morphological characters

@article{Mayr2007AvianHP,
  title={Avian higher-level phylogeny: well-supported clades and what we can learn from a phylogenetic analysis of 2954 morphological characters},
  author={G. Mayr},
  journal={Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={46},
  pages={63-72}
}
  • G. Mayr
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
It has been shown that increased character sampling betters the accuracy of phylogenetic reconstructions in the case of molecular data. A recently published analysis of avian higher-level phylogenetics based on 2954 morphological characters now provides an empirical example to test whether this is also true in the case of morphological characters. Several clades are discussed which are supported by multiple analyses of mutually independent molecular data (sequences of nuclear genes on different… Expand

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